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‘Biggest Party’ Ever Thrown for Retiring Hometown Soccer Star Carli Lloyd

Emma Lee
Carli Lloyd takes a selfie with some young soccer fans during a celebration of her storied soccer career in her hometown of Delran, N.J.

To honor retiring soccer superstar Carli Lloyd, her hometown of Delran, New Jersey threw the biggest party the town has ever had, according to its mayor. WHYY’s Kenneth Burns reports on the celebration for Lloyd, who leaves the game at age 39.

(Original air-date: 10/19/21)

Kenneth Burns is WHYY’s South Jersey reporter. He joined the station in 2018 as an anchor. He also contributed stories and won a 2020 Keystone Media Award for one of them.